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Sarah & Andrew Navigate the NICU After Birth of Twin Boys

Sarah and Andrew Sapperstein were looking forward to being parents and were overjoyed and shocked to discover that they were having twins. As the months passed, Sarah's pregnancy was going smoothly, and they planned to welcome their babies by cesarean section (C-section) at 38 weeks.

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Kristina Finds Advice & Encouragement at MoBap’s Support Groups

At the top of Kristina Skinner’s to-do list when she was pregnant with her first baby was to learn about breastfeeding. In preparation for her new arrival, Kristina attended Missouri Baptist Medical Center’s breastfeeding class, where she learned the basics of breastfeeding and received information about pumping.Then as her due date approached, Kristina and her husband, Nathan, finished the nursery and eagerly awaited the arrival of their first child. “I felt prepared for delivery, breastfeeding and becoming a mom.”

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Midwife Kari Reiman talks with expectant mom Kelly Pettigrove

MoBap Midwifery Services Offer Childbirth Options

Today, many women are choosing to see certified nurse-midwives (CNMs) for pregnancy care. At Missouri Baptist Medical Center, midwives work within the hospital setting to provide care for women before, during and after birth.

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Preparing for Baby Classes and Support Groups

At MoBap, we believe that supporting healthy and happy babies begins with supporting their parents. That’s why we offer classes and support groups to guide new parents each step along the exciting path of parenthood.

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MoBap Mom and AFE Survivor Shares Story and Gives Back

First-time mothers are often nervous before their babies are born. Experienced mothers are a little more comfortable because they know what to expect. For Courtney Johnson, a 35-year-old from Chesterfield, she was an experienced mother but was nervous because she knew something wasn't right. 

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Did You Know?

As the COVID-19 vaccine becomes more widely available, many people wonder whether it's right for them. BJC HealthCare wants you to have the information you need to make the right decision for yourself and your loved ones.

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Update from the Dugout

Catch up with the Triple Triplets, first introduced when all nine babies were born at MoBap in 2016.

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Welcoming Twins During COVID-19

In December 2019, Molly Hurley and her husband, Ryan, found out they were expecting twin boys. As first-time parents, they looked forward to baby showers, attending Missouri Baptist Medical Center’s classes on childbirth and preparing for multiples, and celebrating their new arrivals with family and friends. But COVID-19 changed their plans.

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Team of Triplets are in a League of Their Own

Since we first welcomed the Trio of Triplets in 2016, MoBap's maternal-fetal medicine program has grown along with the team. Catch up with the toddlers and learn how we're expanding care for high-risk pregnancies in our community.

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Baby Nursing Stations Installed at Enterprise Center

A partnership between Missouri Baptist Medical Center and the St. Louis Blues provides a new option to nursing mothers.

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Employees and St. Louis Blue's Louie load diapers to deliver to the St. Louis Area Diaper Bank

MoBap donates 6,400 packs of diapers to St. Louis Area Diaper Bank

Although the “dirtiest job” in parenthood may be the diaper change, many take for granted the ability to grab a fresh diaper for every change. For 1 in 3 families in the St. Louis area, clean, fresh diapers are not always available.

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Count the Kicks

After experiencing the loss of a stillborn, labor and delivery nurse Miranda Coker champions the Count the Kicks stillbirth prevention campaign.

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Top Care for the Tiniest Patients

When babies are admitted to Missouri Baptist NICU, families benefit from a special collaboration between MoBap and the leading experts in premature and high-risk birth from Washington University and St. Louis Children’s Hospital, one of the top pediatric hospitals in the country.

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Cindy Weishaar, nurse manager of the Newborn Intensive Care Unit (NICU), explains the differences between the new Panda Warmer (left) and an older style warmer.

Safe & Warm

In 2018, the Champions purchased four new radiant warmers for our tiniest patients in Labor & Delivery and the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.

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